A NIGHT IN CHICAGO / reported by Dale Minor, Phil Watson and Bob Fass. Produced by Elsa Knight Thompson. Documentary report on the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes ctuality of Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder outside the Convention Center at a Black Panther rally; Dick Gregory at President Lyndon Johnson's "birthday" party; and reports from Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel about police brutality at a religious prayer vigil.... Topics: chicago, panther, johnson, ginsberg, terkel, seale, pacifica, thompson, gregory
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. The evening is introduced by WBAI's Steve Rathe. The three guitarists switch off performances throughout the evening. Songs played on Part 1 of this recording include Frankie and Johnny, Casey Jones, Flower lady, [song by Patrick Sky about jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge], You ain't so such a much, Pretty smart on my part, Ramblin' hunchback, The legend of the dead soldier, and... Topics: Folk music, Ochs, Phil, Van Ronk, Dave, Sky, Patrick
TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, written and read by Antonin Artraud. Artraud reads from his play, in French. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Oct. 1968. In French.(41 min.) BB2075 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: artraud, antonin, pacifica
"This tape features man-on-the-street reactions to the verdict of the Dan White trial that culminated in the White Night riot of May 21, 1979. Over 10,000 people came out to San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the decision of the courts to convict the former supervisor on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, for which he would receive less than five years of jail time. The reactions of those interviewed range from mournful to livid, with some calling for the total destruction of City...
DON JUAN THE SORCERER - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak. Author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" discusses his experiences with hallucinogenic substances used under the guidance of his Yaqui Indian teacher, don Juan Matus. BROADCAST: KPFA, 30 Jan. 1969.(37 min.) BB2038 Pacifica Radio Archives. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: castaneda, hallucinogen, mushrooms, peyote, roszak, matus, pacifica
James Baldwin discusses living and growing in a white world in a talk to students at a predominently Black high school in Oakland, California. RECORDED by KQED at Castlemont High School, Oakland. BROADCAST: KPFA, 23 June 1963. Topics: Baldwin, Pacifica, KPFA, Castlemont
Actuality of Chinese-American cinematographer James Wong Howe talking about his career in Hollywood and taking questions from the audience at the 1974 San Francisco Film Festival following a screening of Funny Lady. Howe tells the audience anecdotes including how he became a camera man, his famous photograph of Mary Miles Minter in which her blue eyes were dark for the first time using orthochromatic film, how he filmed a scene in which a bird lands on Spencer Tracy's hand in The Old Man and... Source: KPFA
French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) reads excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11and continued to write until her death. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior" and is aslo well known for her erotica literature. Source: KPFA
Improvisational comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara perform as The Barretts of Bleecker Street in the WBAI studio. BROADCAST: WBAI October 1962 and 4 Apr. 1966 and KPFA November 1962 and January 1963. Source: WBAI
Humorist discusses his transition from straight comedian to a social satirist. He talks about how Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl helped him get started, where he is headed now, and his recent firings from nightclubs for his use of political material and "objectionable" language. Recorded at the Playboy Club, San Francisco, on December 29, 1970. Topics: George Carlin, Pacifica, Comedy
byPacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium
Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace." The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog Mixed and produced by Mark Torres 01. Ed Asner 02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali 04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore 05. Father Knows Best - Gore Vidal 06. The Problems Have A History - Tariq Ali 07.... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Ed Asner, Maxine Waters, Dennis Kucinich, Muhammad Ali, Michael Moore, Gore Vidal, Tariq Ali,...
"Harvey Milk sits down with Greg Gordon of IMRU (a weekly one-hour radio show made by a group of volunteers focusing on issues affecting the LGBT community in Southern California). Milk discusses being sworn in as a ""candidate who is gay, not a gay candidate"". Discussing the statewide primary for attorney general, the city supervisor addresses the need for politicians to get involved in minority issues. Milk speaks with disdain about privileged or closeted gays who... Topics: Gordon, Greg., Gays -- California -- Political activity., Gay politicians -- California -- Personal...
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. Songs featured on Part 2 on this recording are Giovanni Montini, 219 train, [unknown song by Patrick Sky], Joe Hill, Pastures of plenty, and Luang prabang. Produced by Cathy Cohen. Hosted by Steve Rathe. This recording was formerly cataloged as AZ1337B. Topics: Folk music, Ochs, Phil, Van Ronk, Dave
Pedro Pietri (1944-2004), co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City, reads selections from his work at WBAI's Free Music Store, March 1972. The evening was organized by the Young Lords Party, the Puerto Rican activist group with which Pietri was affiliated. Pietri reads Sex and the Virgin Mary [first poem introduced, Blip bloop blop, appears to have been edited out], A broken English dream, The rise and fall of the Avon lady, The dead uniform, The first rock and roll song of 1970,... Topics: Poetry, Pietri, Pedro, 1944-2004, Young Lords (Organization)
On the comedian's battle for free speech on stage. Lenny Bruce, forefather of the socially conscious comic speaks before a live audience about drugs, the police and his arrests. Bruce speaks openly about his own addictions, being arrested by the LAPD and the violation of his civil rights. 1963. 28 minutes. Topics: Lenny Bruce, Pacifica, Comedy
BALDWIN AND DARDEN. A discussion on the plight of Black Americans by James Baldwin with R.H. Darden, introduced by comedian Dick Van Dyke. BROADCAST: KPFK, 1 Apr. 1968.(60 min.) BB4514 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: baldwin, darden, dyke, pacifica, kpfk, racism
Robert F. Kennedy at San Fernando Valley State College, introduced by Jesse Unruh. Speech to students on campus during his Presidential campaign, shortly before his assassination in Downtown Los Angeles. - RECORDED: by KEDC, Van Nuys, California. BROADCAST: KPFK, 25 Mar. 1968. (50 min.) BB4629. Topics: kennedy, valley, college, pacifica, president, campaign, assassination
A) An interview with George Carlin. Produced by Larry Bendky for "The Living Room" in 1997. B) Richard Pryor on Attica. A Compilation of Pryor's poetry and comments made during the Attica prison rebellion. Produced by Alan Farley in 1972. 78 minutes. Topics: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, comedians, progressive comedians, Alan Farley, Larry Bensky, The...
Senator Robert F. Kennedy speaking at a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel . When & Where: Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1968. Recorded: at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles. Description: Political speech. BROADCAST: KPFK 29 May 1968. (19 min.) BB4630 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: kennedy, hilton, pacifica, president, campaign, assassination
Bob Fass in Chicago - August 27, 1968. Discussion of Phil Ochs, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and current issues. WBAI RECORDED: (via telephone) August 27, 1968. Experimental radio pieces featuring live interviews with Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, and Phil Ochs, political singer songwriter. - CONTENT: Live broadcast: pt.1. Phil Ochs and Jerry Rubin -- pt.2. Abbie Hoffman -- pt.3. "Whatzername" -- pt.4. "General Waste More Land" -- pt.5. "L'il Ol' Lady". BROADCAST: 27... Topics: fass, chicago, hoffman, ochs, rubin, 1968, pacifica
SUN RA / interviewed by Dennis Irving. - Poet, mythical scientist, musician, and leader of Solar Arkestra discusses his mystical view of the world and humanity. He begins by defining his style of music within the concept of infinity, his role as a musical "coordinator," and the importance of music for all people. Blacks have been cast as "evil" in the Western world, which has lead to a decline in African American self value. Music, he suggests, can counter this history. Sun... Topics: sun ra, irving, african, jazz, pacifica
Description: Timothy Leary in conversation with Elsa Knight Thompson, Public Affairs Director for KPFA, about LSD and religion. Call Number: BB1196 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,... Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Hallucinogenic drugs, L. S. D., Leary,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: Renowned beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads selections of his works, including a portion of "Howl." Call Number: BB1893 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and... Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Poetry--History and criticism, Trials... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
REVEREND RALPH ABERNATHY - Speech on the poor people's campaign at Solidarity Day, June 19, 1968. RECORDED: in Washington, D.C. BROADCAST: KPFK, 19 June 1968.(61 min.) BB4836 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: abernathy, pacifica, poor people campaign, solidarity, washington, activism
Bob Alexander interviews the Ramones at WBAI. The band discusses their recent tour and take listener phone calls. One caller asks "What does 'Gabba Gabba Hey' mean?" and "Why do all of your songs have the same beat?" Source: WBAI
Series Title: Inside LADescription: Highlights from the February 12th, 1977 March and Rally for Integration from Downtown Los Angeles to the Board of Education building to bring about a realistic integration program to Los Angeles schools. The rally occurred after the integration plan submitted by the Citizens Advisory Committee on School Integration (CACSI) to the Board of Education was drastically modified before its adoption. Speakers at the rally featured on this recording are Henry Dodson,... Topics: californialightandsound, Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc.--Los Angeles (Calif.), Busing... Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
The Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Recorded at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, 4 June 1968. Actuality of day of the assassination at Kennedy's campaign headquarters: Jesse Unruh's speech, Kennedy's speech, the shooting, eyewitness accounts. 56minutes. BB4511 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: assassination, president, kennedy, senator, pacifica
Jane Fonda speaks at the University of California in Berkeley on January 29, 1973. She gives an anti-war speech at a rally for Pat Chenoweth, a soldier facing charges of mutiny in Vietnam. The tape is courtesy of the Chenoweth Defense Committee. She speaks about the Mekong Delta, Nixon's role, and the resilience and strength of the Vietnamese. Fonda reads a few excerpts from one of the chief negotiators of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam in Paris which talks about the... ( 3 reviews ) Source: KPFA
Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company performs live at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 22, 1972. The group, comprising David Borden, Steve Drews and Linda Fisher, is considered the world's first synthesizer ensemble. They perform with five Moog synthesizers, an RMI electric piano and cartoons. Produced and presented in stereo by WBAI's Music Department with thanks to Steve Rathe. This recording was formerly cataloged as BC0709.15. Topics: Electronic music, Synthesizer music, Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company
An absolutely authentic white cajun band from the Bayou Country plays a set of folk music. The Balfas holler and let you know they enjoy what they do. The band is made up of two fiddles, two guitars, an accordion, and a triangle. The recording fades with "Mardi Gras Jig." Source: KPFT
Martin Luther King at Santa Rita / produced by Colin Edwards. Description: King's speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists imprisoned at the Santa Rita rehabilitation center. MARTIN LUTHER KING AT SANTA RITA produced by Colin Edwards. RECORDED: Santa Rita, California, 14 Jan. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Jan. 1968. (23 min.)BB1460 Pacifica Radio Archives. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica
MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL IN CENTRAL PARK produced by David Rapkin. Recorded in Central Park Mall, New York City. Description: Actuality of the rally held the day after King's assassination. Includes speeches by Ossie Davis, Dr. Benjamin Spock, James Forman, Florence Kennedy, Lidia Williams, Jarvis Teiner, and Phil Luciano. RECORDED: in Central Park Mall, New York City. BROADCAST: WBAI, 5 Apr. 1968. (64min) BB3172A - Part 1 of 2. Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: king, mlk, assassination, memorial, king, central park, wbai, pacifica
KPFA produced this biographical sketch of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, compiled from audio clips from the Pacifica Radio Archives. Newton was murdered in West Oakland on August 22, 1989. The tape is introduced by Ginny Z. Berson. Clips include Newton's press conference at attorney Charles Garry's San Francisco office following his release on $50,000 bond; Newton speaking on June 2, 1970 from prison in San Luis Obispo, four days after the California State Court of... Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
Charles Ruas and Karen Achenbach talk to filmmakers Albert Maysles and Ellen Hovde about their documentary Grey Gardens. They talk about the origins of the film and how Maysles came to meet the Beales. They describe living conditions in the Beales' mansion. Maysles discusses the acceptance of eccentricity as a character trait in American society. They talk about their shooting schedule, the Beales' own involvement in the direction of the film, and the relationship between the directors and... ( 1 reviews ) Source: WBAI
NIXON RALLY - October 31, 1968. Actuality of a pro-Richard Nixon political rally. RECORDED: Madison Square Garden, New York City, 31 Oct. 1968. BROADCAST: WBAI. 1 Nov. 1968. (35 min.) BB3541 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: nixon, rally, president, election, madison, pacifica, politics, vietnam
Program dedicated to political songwriter and performer Phil Ochs (1940-1976) that includes a May 1973 Studs Terkel interview with Ochs and close friend Bob Gibson, and Ed Pearl interviewing Ochs' brother and manager Michael. Studs Terkel interview includes Ochs and Gibson singing songs from and discussing Ochs' life and musical career. Michael Ochs talks to Ed Pearl about Phil and plays songs from Chords of Fame, a best-of compilation Michael produced months after Phil's death. Broadcast on... Source: KPFK
Description: Documentary produced from interviews with Japanese-Americans about their role in the history of California, particularly the internment during World War II, and subsequent struggles for recognition. Call Number: BB1440 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials... Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Japanese Americans--California--History,... Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape